This edition includes everything you need to know about the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme for the coming days.
We upload each weekly newsletter to the Future Bradford website. You can find copies of each e-newsletter on our news page if you would like to look back at previous editions.
The work and traffic management shared in last week’s e-newsletter is progressing this week. All traffic management outlined in last week’s edition will remain the same next week.
If you would like to take a look at last week’s e-newsletter for more details on this work, please click here.
If you would like more information about what is happening across the city centre, including maps showing how the city is being transformed, please do see our website.
Jacobs Well Roundabout
Jacobs Well roundabout is being transformed into a ‘super crossing’ as part of the ambitious plans to improve routes and facilities for public transport, cycling and walking in the city centre.
The new super crossing will connect the city centre to the emerging cultural quarter for those walking, cycling, or wheeling (other modes of transport with wheels).
With Hall Ings becoming a new public space – a new ‘linear park’ – there will no longer be a need for a roundabout at Jacobs Well.
In early 2024, work will start to pedestrianise Hall Ings. New walking and cycling routes, as well as new seating areas and landscaping, will replace the majority of the existing road space. These changes will create a dramatically improved sense of arrival to the city centre for visitors and commuters alike.
These elements of the scheme are expected to be complete by 2025, with large parts of the work already underway.
Process of filling in the roundabout:
How is traffic impacted whilst work is underway?
In order to carry out this work safely there are a number of lane closures around the roundabout while machinery is on site.
Digger filling in the roundabout at Jacobs Well.
Traffic delays within the city centre
We are actively monitoring traffic journey times around the city centre along key routes and we are working closely with our team to minimise these as much as possible.
We can all play our part to reduce these delays by continuing to:
There are a number of bus diversions in place across the city centre, affecting some services that would usually travel along:
For information on bus disruptions and diversions around the district please do check the Metro website: www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/.
Other roadworks around the city
To stay up to date with all the roadworks in the area please do continue to check One Network: one.network/uk/bradford.
You can find out more about the scheme on the Future Bradford website or by getting in touch using the details and links below.
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